Canada has ruled out amnesty for illegal aliens. Why was the decision made? Because, surprise!, it would encourage more illegal aliens to come. If you give stuff away for free more people will show up for it. It's not rocket science.
Illegal aliens in Canada, and their supporters, are disappointed. They have been lobbying for amnesty for six years and claim they are only doing the "jobs Canadians won't to do".
The article includes a sob story about a family of illegal aliens who have been "hiding out" and working there for over 7 years waiting around for an amnesty. The father says they live in fear of being discovered and goes on to say “This is not a good way to live,”
My response to him "Then leave!" It never surprises me how many times I've heard the argument that we need a guest worker program or amnesty because illegal aliens live in fear of being discovered. They should live in fear, they're breaking the law. We as citizens of a nation, whether it be the United States or Canada, should not have to bend over backwards for somebody who decided not to follow the law and proper channels to come to our countries legally.
This article is biased in favor of illegal aliens, you can tell by the tone. Saying things like "Toiling away" when referring to doing a job that citizens of Canada also do. I bet when they refer to Canadians doing those jobs they don't refer to it as "toiling away".
Ottawa has ruled out amnesty for the estimated 200,000 undocumented workers toiling in Canada's underground economy, saying it would not be fair to those who have applied legally and are waiting in line, according to a letter obtained by The Globe and Mail.
Allowing illegal workers to stay would likely “encourage more illegal immigration,” noted Linda Arseneau of Citizenship and Immigration Canada's ministerial enquiries division in an Oct. 18 letter to the Universal Workers Union.
“Even a small increase in the number who decide to come here and stay here illegally based on the hope of regularization would simply recreate the very problem the proposal is supposed to fix,” the letter says.
Good for you Linda! Don't be fooled by these "lobbyists".
you really need to stidy before you state your opinion illegal aliens in canada and the usa are who touch everything before you they work for wages so low that you would laugh if you knew and they do this to help out there families you should put your self in there shoes before you speak or at least educate your self more.
Posted by: jessie on August 29, 2008 10:03 PM
Dude/Girl I agree with Jessie... you seem to be talking smack about illegal immigrants but please go back and realize is that these same illegal immigrants that keep the USA going.. when they went on stike in 2005 for ONE DAY the USA received a blow to its economy... so before u start talking i suggest u try picking tomatoes for a good hour with 120 degrees sun, or clean up a house that never seems to end, and this is a good one.. try do a job where your life is at risk and you do not have insurance.. i bet that scared the hell out of u huh.. ppl make me sick bagging on illegal immigrants.. some ppl are not illegal by choice.. many were literally forced to this country.. ever heard of human trafficking??? dud/girl do ur research instead of just trying to critique ONE article
Posted by: Lea on September 10, 2008 10:33 PM
"when they went on stike in 2005 for ONE DAY the USA received a blow to its economy."
Really? I have been covering this issue every single day for nearly 6 years and not one of these "we're going to walk out and stop the US economy" things has ever worked.
"many were literally forced to this country.. ever heard of human trafficking"
What is that 1/10th of 1 percent of all the illegals? What about the other 99.99%+
Cry me a river... every single one of these illegal aliens who sneaks into our country knows they are doing something illegal and may get caught and returned. To cry about it afterwards is ridiculous.
dud/girl do ur research instead of just trying to critique ONE article
How about you do your research instead of making up stuff? There are literally thousands of articles on this website - and other than some general commentary - they all have sources. One article my ass...
You sound like a right-wing freak! I'm thankful for those people - our food prices (among other things) would be a lot higher if people like them were not willing to do the jobs that they do every day f0r 12-16 hours in extreme weather.
Posted by: Soren on September 26, 2008 07:35 AM
our food prices (among other things) would be a lot higher if people like them were not willing to do the jobs that they do
All I really need to say about this is that if you want to preach your opinions then fine, but whats with the "alien"? The proper term is illegal immigrants, not illegal aliens, because first of all they are humans, and not a bunch of weird looking creatures ok. Second of all, everybody here, except the aboriginals are immigrants, because hey, we migrated here from whatever country you migrated from, even if for some of us it was, a few thousand years ago, but we are still immigrants, even though we are now "considered" Canadians, or residents.
Posted by: Jells on November 4, 2008 12:19 AM
whats with the "alien"? The proper term is illegal immigrants, not illegal aliens
Actually it is illegal alien. According to laws on the books their definition is legal and illegal alien. Alien as in foreign, not as in monster.
The "illegal immigrant" moniker was dubbed and is pushed by the media and those who support illegal aliens because they want people to think of them as immigrants and not illegal aliens.
As for the "we are all immigrants" statement, while you could semantically say so if you're really reaching, the fact of the matter is that the countries are ours now after wars, treaties and other measures.
I am not an immigrant however, I was born in the United States I didn't immigrate here. An immigrant is someone who comes to a country from somewhere else.
Okay I am an illegal immigrant so what's up? I am not going to go and talk bad about your people "the legals" what I have to say is this and I want you to keep this in mind; MY PEOPLE including South Americans "illegal immigration" was going to happened anyway even if the Europeans did not come to the "Americas". Obviously if our population grows...we immigrate.. is just common sense ... and yeah we are no stopping because this IS and WILL be FOREVER our LAND..and guess what? one day we will be the majority and we will be the ones DEPORTING people like you back to Europe!
I am married to an American citizen "my guero" wants me to fix my status here but what I told him is that I DON'T need to fix anything for I am NATIVE of THIS LAND!
now go ahead and spit your venom it really doesn't matter because I have the antidote and that is the REALTY
Posted by: Irma on December 7, 2008 04:10 PM
Well this person has forgotten that this land belongs to native americans, I mean that your father, grand father, etc came as immigrants here at some point and thats why you are here, otherwise youll be in europe.
But if you are a native american i understand the position, this is your house, your land and it was invaded by all those dudes from europe who raped your woman and killed you children calling them savages.
I agree with Irma
Posted by: Hector on November 19, 2009 04:18 AM
First off, kudos to those who can spell as it makes you sound more intelligent. This is a heated debate. Digger however, did not bash any immigrant who did immigrate LEGALLY. Every country has laws in place to allow immigration. The point is to do it legally. In the US there are an estimated 12 million people here illegally. Yes, I will accept that some did not come through there own choice but they are in the extreme minority. I agree with some that for LONG TERM, rooted, non-criminal people there should be a "path to citizenship", but for others they should be punished and sent back. It is breaking the law - no different than stealing or murder.